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Practice and the Human Sciences
Practice and the Human Sciences (August 2004)
The Case for a Judgment-Based Practice of Care
Donald E. Polkinghorne - Author

Argues that the technical model of practice has limited applicability for the practices of care (teaching, nursing, social work, and psychotherapy).

Teachers, nurses, psychotherapists, and other practitioners of care are under pressure to substitute specific, prescribed techniques in place of using their own judgment. Donald E. Polkinghorne assembles the case for the return to judgment-based practice for the professio...(Read More)
 
 
Narrative Knowing and the Human Sciences
Narrative Knowing and the Human Sciences (April 1988)
Donald E. Polkinghorne - Author

This book expands the concept of the nature of science and provides a practical research alternative for those who work with people and organizations.

"This book speaks to a raging controversy that has significance for a variety of fields. I know of no other book that is so integrative and clarifying of what the issues are and how they arose." -- Seymour Sarason, Yale University

Using literary criticism, ...(Read More)
 
 
Methodology for the Human Sciences
Methodology for the Human Sciences (June 1984)
Systems of Inquiry
Donald E. Polkinghorne - Author

Methodology for the Human Sciences addresses the growing need for a comprehensive textbook that surveys the emerging body of literature on human science research and clearly describes procedures and methods for carrying out new research strategies. It provides an overview of developing methods, describes their commonalities and variations, and contains practical information on how to implement strategies in the field. In it, Donald Polkingh...(Read More)
 
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